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by Naomi Kawase


Sentaro runs a small bakery that serves dorayakis - pastries filled with sweet red bean paste (“an”). When an old lady, Tokue, offers to help in the kitchen he reluctantly accepts. But Tokue proves to have magic in her hands when it comes to making “an”. Thanks to her secret recipe, the little business soon flourishes… And with time, Sentaro and Tokue will open their hearts to reveal old wounds.

international title: An (Sweet Red Bean Paste)
original title: An
working title: An (Sweet Red Bean Paste)
country: Japan, France, Germany
sales agent: mk2 films
year: 2015
genre: fiction
directed by: Naomi Kawase
film run: 113'
release date: BE 12/2015, DE 31/12/2015, NL 02/11/2016
screenplay: Naomi Kawase
cast: Kirin Kiki
production: Comme des Cinémas, Twenty Twenty Vision, Nagoya Broadcasting Network
distributor: Haut et Court, Cinéart, CINEMA, Cinéart Netherlands B.V., Caramel Films


main awards/selection

Cannes Film Festival 2015Un Certain Regard
Seminci - Valladolid International Film Festival 2015
Vienna International Film Festival 2015

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